"Health Care Reform Needs an Action Hero" Weekly Column by Amy Goodman Imagine the scene. America 2009. Eighteen thousand people have died in one year, an average of almost 50 a day. Whoâs taking them out? Whatâs killing them? Terrorism is not the culprit here: Itâs lack of adequate health care. Topics: Healthcare Reform, Medicare, 24, Kiefer Sutherland, Tommy Douglas, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!